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Seniors:  Check this page frequently for scholarship opportunities. Be sure to check deadlines!

A Message from Mrs. Wood
College scholarship opportunities are updated frequently on the Bishop Stang High School website. We often announce scholarships during morning announcements, so be sure to listen! You are encouraged to visit this site often to check on scholarships that apply to you. You will often receive email announcements with scholarship opportunities, so check your email on a daily basis. Unless otherwise stated, many applications are available for immediate download from this page.

For University/College specific scholarships, visit the college or university's website - search under "scholarships". By simply applying, you may automatically be eligible for merit scholarships; however, there may be other scholarships that require an application - be mindful of deadlines!

Go here to print a Scholarship Recommendation/Transcript Request Form. Requests are due to me in the counseling office at least one week prior to the scholarship deadline. The quest for scholarship money takes time and effort on your part, however, the results from your hard work can certainly pay off in the end! There IS money out there, it's up to YOU to find it! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to stop by the Guidance Office to see me! I'm here to help!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Wood​

Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship
Eligibility:
 The Wendy’s High School Heisman Program is looking for graduating seniors who excel in academics, athletics and community service. Eligible students must maintain a 3.0 GPA, participate in at least one sport, and demonstrate active community service.The two-part online application makes it quick and easy to apply.  $10 Wendy's gift cards are distributed to the first 1,000 applicants. Apply at wendysheisman.com.
Deadline: October 2, 2017 by 3:00PM​

Comcast Leaders and Achievers
Eligibility
: Bishop Stang High School will nominate one senior to represent the school for the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship. The nominee must have a GPA of 2.8 or higher, demonstrate leadership abilities in school activities or through work experiences, and have a strong commitment to community service involvement. If you would like to be considered for this nomination, please see Mrs. Wood n the guidance department. The deadline to be considered for this nomination is November 1st.
Deadline: November 1, 2017​

The Dan Pires Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility:
 Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors from high schools in the Greater New Bedford area. Applicants should be students of high personal integrity, who have made a significant contribution to their school or community. Preference will be given to a students who intend to major in journalism or who have written for their school or community newspapers. Go here for details and the application or visit www.bgcnewbedford.org
Deadline: November 3, 2017​

The Horatio Alger Scholarship
Eligibility:
 Up to $25,000 is available for students who meet the criteria for this scholarship. To be considered, graduating seniors must be US citizens and exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States. Students/families must demonstrate a critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income) and hold a minimum GPA of 2.0. See the attached flyer for MORE details or visit scholars.horatioalger.org.
Deadline: October 25, 2017​

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England
Eligibility:
 Four students from area schools will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship. This is a wonderful opportunity for graduating seniors. The Charles E. Winterhalter Memorial RMHC of ENE seeks to identify exemplary role models and future leaders who have the initiative to fulfill their educational goals. Students are selected based on demonstrated academic achievement, community involvement/leadership and financial need. Applicants must maintain a 2.7 GPA and be legal U.S. residents. The application process opens on October 1st and the deadline is January 24th. Go here for ALL the details and apply at RMHC of NE.
Deadline: January 24, 2018​

Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund
Eligibility
: Open to students with significant financial need (use the financial calculator on the Phillips website) who display academic achievement (3.0 GPA or higher), a desire to help others, good character, a strong work ethic, leadership qualities and grit and passion for overcoming obstacles. Awards are limited to residents of New England states only. This is a renewable four-year scholarship! Applications are available online starting in December via www.phillips-scholarship.org
Deadline: Early Application Option – April 3, 2018; Regular Application option – May 1, 2018

The Voice of Democracy – A Patriotic Audio Essay Competition
Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Open to students in grades 9-12, students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme.  This year’s theme is, “American History: Our Hope for the Future.” Each year, more than 40,000 students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. For more information, including the official rules and application form, Go here.
Deadline: October 31, 2017

American Legion Weeks Plummer Post 107
Eligibility
:  Open to graduating seniors who reside in the Town of Dartmouth. Click here for the application and instructions.
Deadline:  March 31, 2018


Massachusetts JCI Senate Scholarship
Eligibility:  The MA JCI Senate will award two $1,000 scholarships to grade 12 Massachusetts residents.  The state winners will be forwarded to the National JCI Senate and will be eligible for additional $1,000 scholarships.  An additional $500 scholarship will be awarded based on need and special circumstances.  Please click here for the scholarship application.  Print the form, complete, and mail to:  Ed and Marilyn Lariviere, 19 Stetson Street, Hyannis, MA  02601.
Deadline:  January 20, 2018


The New Bedford Civil War Round Table Book Award/Scholarship
Eligibility
: A college book award in the amount of $500 for an area high school senior graduating in 2018.  All forms must be received no later than Friday, March 30, 2018. Click here for the application.
Deadline:  March 30, 2018


The Henry David Thoreau Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility
: Open to graduating seniors from Massachusetts high schools who demonstrate strong interest in environmental fields of study and clear potential for leadership.  For more information on application requirements visit www.thoreauscholar.org 
Deadline:  February 1, 2018

St. Anne’s Credit Union Scholarship
Eligibility
:  Open to graduating high school seniors furthering their education at a two or four year accredited college program.  Membership at St. Anne’s Credit Union by the student or the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) is required prior to submission of the scholarship application. Click here for the application or pick up a copy in the guidance office.
Deadline:  January 8, 2018

Susana Viera Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Inc. Scholarship - $500
Eligibility
:  Any graduating senior who is seeking an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university (Engineering, Computer Science, Medical/Nursing, or Social Services Field). Click here for the application and detailed instructions.
Deadline:  March 23, 2018

Massachusetts AFL/CIO Scholarship
Eligibility
:  Open to any graduating seniors in high schools throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts seeking higher education. The application process includes taking a labor history exam which will be administered during the month of February at Bishop Stang High School.  Study guides for the labor history exam are available here.
Please see Mrs. Wood in the guidance office if you would like to participate.  
Deadline:  December 15, 2017


The Dorothy Vaill Memorial Fund – Holy Union Sisters
Eligibility
:  Open to female graduating seniors in high school who demonstrate financial need.  Please click here for the application.
Deadline:  February 15, 2018

Burger King Scholars Program
Eligibility
:  Applicants must be high school seniors with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, planning to enroll full-time at an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico.  Click here for information and the link to apply.
Deadline:  December 15, 2017

Cape Cod Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (CCCMOAA)
Eligibility
:  This scholarship shall be awarded to a high school senior of Cape Cod or the Islands who is the child, sibling, or grandchild of a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Public Health Service or National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) who is:

  1. on active duty or,
  2. a former member of the above who was separated under honorable conditions or,
  3. a retired member of the above with a minimum of 20 years’ active service currently receiving retired pay or,
  4. a reserve/guard member of the above with a minimum of 20 years’ service completed (eligible to receive retired pay at age 60) or,
  5. a member of same who may be deceased, killed or missing in action.

In addition to the above, applicants must have a strong academic record, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, have personal integrity and a well-rounded background of curricular and extracurricular activities. Click here for the application.
Deadline:  March 31, 2018

Fairhaven Lions Club Scholarship - $500      
Eligibility
:  Applicants must be graduating seniors who reside in Fairhaven.  Click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 30, 2018

 

Fall River Diocesan Council of Catholic Nurses
Eligibility
:  Open to graduating Catholic high school students planning to continue their education in nursing or the health care field.  Click here for the application.
Deadline:  March 1, 2018

Yawkey Scholars Program
Eligibility
:  Applicants must be residents of Massachusetts, have a strong academic record or demonstrated significant improvement over time, considerable financial need, and engaged in a mentoring relationship. Applicants must be planning to attend a competitive, private college in Massachusetts.  For detailed information and scholarship application form, visit www.tpi.org/scholarship/yawkey-scholars-program
Deadline:  February 17, 2018

Red Pine Scholars Program
Eligibility
:  The Red Pine Scholars Program is seeking students from low to middle-income families in Massachusetts who have demonstrated academic excellence and are planning to attend competitive colleges as freshmen in the fall of 2018.  This program is designed to support students through tuition assistance, mentoring, and other flexible financial supports.  The Red Pine Scholars Program is dedicated to making college affordable for Massachusetts families and helping students reach their full potential.  Please click here for detailed guidelines and instructions on applying.
Deadline:  February 15, 2018

The Manton Scholars Program
Eligibility
:  The Manton Scholars Program is seeking applications from students who are planning to pursue higher education in the fall of 2018 and whose families have been significantly and negatively affected by the death or serious illness/incapacitation of a primary income earner, or the serious illness of an immediate family member (i.e. parent/primary care giver or sibling). Eligible students must be residents for the last three years or more from the town of Westport.  Click here the detailed guidelines and instructions on applying.
Deadline:  February 1, 2018

Mark Bavis Leadership Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility
:  Open to seniors in the Commonwealth of MA.  This scholarship is not academically based, but is awarded on the basis of financial need. The committee is looking for exceptional leaders and people who have proven this leadership within their school.  In addition, the committee will give more serious consideration to those students who have made efforts to make a difference in their communities.  Please click here for the application.
Deadline:  March 15, 2018

Sippican Woman’s Club Scholarship
Eligibility
:  Open to graduating seniors who reside in Marion, MA.  Click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 15, 2018

Fundacao Faialense Scholarship
Eligibility
:  Open to graduating seniors of Portuguese heritage.  Application is available online at www.fundacaofaialense.org
Deadline:  February 28, 2018

Cohen & Jaffe Law Office – Scholarship Essay Contest
Eligibility
:  Open to graduating seniors.  For essay topics and the application information, visit: www.cohenjaffe.com/college-scholarship/
Deadline:  April 2, 2018

Azorean Maritime Heritage Society Scholarship
Eligibility
:  Open to all graduating high school seniors.  Click here for the application and additional criteria.
Deadline:  March 15, 2018

M.O. L.I.F.E., Inc. – Paul Powers Murphy Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility
:  Open to all graduating seniors.  Click here for the scholarship application.
Deadline:  April 15, 2018

The Cardinal Newman Society’s Essay Scholarship Contest
Eligibility
:   Open to high school seniors attending a Catholic high school.  The winner will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship toward the cost of attending one of the institutions recommended in the Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College.  To learn more details about the contest, including eligibility requirements, visit:  www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/recommended-colleges/essay/
Deadline:  February 19, 2018

Rover.com Scholarship / Essay Contest
Eligibility
:   Open to all graduating high school seniors.  For contest requirements, visit:  www.rover.com/college-scholarship/
Deadline:  May 1, 2018

­­­­­­St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship
Eligibility
:  The St. Luke’s Auxiliary is offering five $1,000 scholarships to high-ranking senior students furthering their career in healthcare (healthcare is defined as any area related to the medical field). Please click here for the application.
Deadline:  March 30, 2018

Alyssa E. Correira Memorial Fund Scholarship
Eligibility
:  The Alyssa E. Correira Memorial Fund will award five $2,500 scholarships to high school seniors who will be attending college in the fall of 2018.  These scholarships are awarded based on financial need, work ethic, and academic achievement.  Click here for details and application.
Deadline:  Received by April 14, 2018 (not postmarked)

First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union –
Barbara Whitehead Silva Scholarship OR Champion Family Scholarship
Eligibility
:  To qualify for the Barbara Whitehead Silva scholarship, parent/guardian or applicant must be a member of First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union.  The Champion Family Scholarship, is available to only immediate family members of First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union – Champion account holders (teachers, EMT, police, firefighters, and health care professionals).  Click here for details and the application.
Deadline:  April 1, 2018

The Matt T. Benoit Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility
: The following excerpt is taken directly from the scholarship application:  “The intent of the organization is to award these scholarships to a student that most resembles the qualities that Matthew T. Benoit had.  Matt was an average academic student with a solid academic record and appropriate course load.  The scholarship recipient must maintain a similar academic record.  Matt was a four sport varsity athlete and considered a total team player. The scholarship recipient must display the same appreciation of teamwork that Matt did.  Matt also held down a part time job, making effective use of his time.  A student that can display the same time management skills will be considered.  Matt had a true love of family and his faith.” Applications are available in the guidance office.
Deadline:  April 20, 2018

Irene Erickson Croteau Scholarship
Eligibility
:  This $250.00 scholarship is open to a graduating senior residing in the towns of Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, Marion, Rochester, Westport or any other surrounding community. Applicant must have a demonstrated interest in art or the performing arts.  Click here for the application.
Deadline:  March 25, 2018

The Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council Annual Scholarship Program
Eligibility:  Scholarships are available to high school seniors living in Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands whose parents, legal guardians, or grandparents are members of a labor union affiliated with the Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council.  The student applicant may also be a member of a labor union affiliated to the labor council. This is a $1,000 scholarship.  Click here for details and the application.
Deadline:  April 20, 2018

Fall River Rotary Club Scholarship
Eligibility:  Applicant must be a resident of the Greater Fall River area (Fall River, Swansea, Somerset, Westport, Freetown, and Tiverton) and committed to the mission of the Rotary Club which is “service above self”. $1,000 scholarship.  Click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 2, 2018

Massachusetts Association of Insurance Women, Inc. – Bristol Chapter
Eligibility:  $500 scholarships available to graduating seniors applying for enrollment in a four-year institution.  Applicants must live in or attend a high school in Bristol County.  Please click here for the application.
Deadline:  March 31, 2018

Fall River Municipal Credit Union Scholarship
Eligibility:  Applicants must be high school seniors who are active members (or their parents), in good standing, of the Fall River Municipal Credit Union for a minimum of six months prior to applying.  Click here for the application. Deadline:  March 20, 2015

Monument Beach Sportsman’s Club – Alcott Tobey Scholarship
Eligibility:  Applicant must be a high school senior and resident of Massachusetts (or may live outside of Massachusetts if they are a relative of a current MBSC member). A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.  Click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 1, 2018

Clube Madeirense S.S. Sacramento Scholarship
Eligibility:  Three categories are available:  1. Open Category: all students; 2. Open to candidates of Portuguese descent; 3. Open to candidates of Madeiran heritage. Applications available from the Guidance Department
Deadline:  April 1, 2018

Prince Henry Society of Massachusetts – New Bedford Chapter
Eligibility:  Open to residents of the Greater New Bedford Area who are of some Portuguese decent.  In addition to Portuguese heritage, this organization has several contributors looking for applicants who are considering careers in medicine or education.  If any applicant is a parishioner, in good standing, of Immaculate Conception – please note this on your application.
APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT – DO NOT USE THE WEB VERSION ON THE PRINCE HENRY SOCIETY WEBSITE.
Deadline:  April 1, 2018

Saint Anne’s Hospital Scholarships
Massachusetts Rhode Island IPA – Malcolm W. MacDonald M.D., Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility:  Applicant must be a pre-med student, medical student, nursing student or individual entering or pursuing a degree in allied health or other health care profession at an accredited college, university or technical school. Graduating high school seniors must be from the Greater Fall River Area, as well as Newport and Bristol counties RI.  Click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 30, 2018

Saint Anne’s Hospital Medical Staff Scholarship – Zhar Qadeer Mustafa, M.D. Memorial
Eligibility:  Applicants must be a resident of the Greater Fall River area to include Assonet, Berkley, Dighton, Fall River, Freetown, Rehoboth, Swansea, Somerset, or Westport.  Also Tiverton and Little Compton, RI. Applicants must be entering our pursuing a degree in nursing, allied health or other health care profession at an accredited college, university, or technical school. Click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 30, 2018

Saint Anne’s Hospital – Massachusetts and Rhode Island – H. Ivan Duran M.D., Memorial Award
Eligibility:  Applicants must be clinical laboratory students, medical students or individuals entering or pursuing a degree in allied health or other health care profession at an accredited college, university, or technical school. Applicants must be able to demonstrate leadership and community service participation.  Graduating seniors must be a resident from Greater Fall River area as well as Newport and Bristol counties RI. Click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 30, 2018

The Cape Cod Foundation
Eligibility:  Applicants must be residents of Cape Cod. The scholarship booklet, available in the guidance department, contains a variety of scholarships, however read through the pamphlet carefully since certain restrictions and various deadlines apply. The scholarship booklet is also available online at www.capecodfoundation.org

Cape Cod Association Scholarship
Eligibility
:  Applicants must have been born on and currently reside on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket.  Decisions are based on academic merit, heritage, extracurricular involvement and financial need.  Applications are only available online at http://www.capecodassoc.org
Deadline:  April 1, 2018

Richard J. Connor Award – Friends of the Sandwich Public Library
Eligibility:   Applicants must be residents of Sandwich, MA.  Please click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 4, 2018

The Westport River Watershed Alliance – $1000 Merit Award
Eligibility:  Open to graduating high school seniors from the towns of Little Compton, Tiverton, , , or .  Applicants must demonstrate an interest in the watershed and/or environmental protection.  Criteria for selection is based on academic record, essay, extracurricular activities/community service, and work experience (preference given to WRWA members) and commitment to environmental issues.  Please click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 1, 2018

HarborOne Bank ONE Scholarship

Eligibility:  Applicants must be graduating high school seniors planning to attend a two or four year accredited college or university. An immediate family member must have an active HarborOne account, in good standing, opened by March 15, 2018.  Immediate family includes: parents, stepparents, guardians, siblings or applicant.   Visit www.harborone.com/scholarship for more information.
Deadline:  March 15, 2018

Kiwanas Club of Sandwich Scholarship
Eligibility:  Applicants must be residents of Sandwich.  Scholarship is based on community service, school involvement, and academic performance.  Visit www.kiwanisclubofsandwich.org for application and instructions.
Deadline:  April 15, 2018

Dartmouth Youth Soccer Association (DYSA) Scholarship
Eligibility
:  Applicants must be residents of Dartmouth who have participated in DYSA Soccer programs as a player and/or volunteer.  Click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 30, 2018

Team Player Scholarship – In Memory of Coach Charlie Correia (DYSA)
Eligibility
:  Applicants must have participated in the DYSA Soccer program as a player and/or volunteer. Click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 30, 2018

South Coast Community Chorale Scholarship
Eligibility: Applicant must be a resident of the Greater Fall River area to include Southeastern Massachusetts and neighboring Rhode Island towns and be entering a degree program at an accredited college or university in the field of music (instrumental and vocal, performing, education, production and theater).  Click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 18, 2018

William Patrick Cody and Carolyn Columbia Cody Educational Fund
Eligibility:  Open to graduating high school seniors residing in Westport who anticipate pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in either nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy or other medical field/degree.  Click here for the application or pick up a copy in the guidance office.
Deadline:  April 15, 2018

Frank C. Taylor & Helen M. Taylor Educational Fund
Eligibility:  Open to ALL graduating high school seniors. Click here for the application or pick up a copy in the guidance office. 
Deadline:  April 15, 2018

Mattapoisett Woman’s Club Scholarship
Eligibility: 
Applicants must be residents of Mattapoisett.  Click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 30, 2018

The ACA Scholarship Trust
Eligibility:  Applicants must be high school seniors; be a North-American of French-Catholic heritage; planning to enroll in an accredited institution of undergraduate studies. Click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 1, 2018

Livesey Club Scholarship
Eligibility:  Applicants must be graduating high school seniors who are residents of Fairhaven or be a child/grandchild of a Livesey Club member in good standing.  Click here for the application.
Deadline:  May 10, 2018

The New Bedford Rotary Club - $1,000 scholarship
Eligibility:  Applicants must be graduating seniors and residents of New Bedford planning to attend an accredited college or university.  Selection is based on financial need, academic achievement and community service.  Click here for complete instructions and the application.
Deadline:  May 31, 2018

The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick
Eligibility:  Applications are limited to students from the Greater New Bedford area schools who have been accepted into an approved college or junior college, vocational, business school or other educational institution.  Two separate applications are available from this organization.  If you are of Irish heritage, click here for the application.  If you are applying for the General Grant-in-Aid Scholarship (open to all seniors) click here for the application. When applying for the “General” scholarship, if you have a parent who is employed by the New Bedford Seafood Industry, please make a note of this on your application. 
Deadline:  March 31, 2018

Your Theatre, Inc. – Mary A. Smith Memorial Scholarship - $750.00
Eligibility:  Open to high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in the performing arts.   Click here for the application.
Deadline:  May 7, 2018

Little Compton Republican Town Committee Scholarship
Eligibility:  Open to residents of Little Compton, RI.  Click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 13, 2018

Marion Social Club Scholarship
Eligibility:  Applicants must be residents of Marion, Mattapoisett or Rochester.  Financial need will be the primary criteria to determine eligibility.  Click here for the application.
Deadline:  Application must be received before the deadline of April 30, 2018.

Rockland Trust Scholarship
Eligibility:  Applicants must reside within the Rockland Trust’s service area and be in the top 50% of their graduating class.  Click here for an application. 
Deadline:  March 12, 2018

Knights of Columbus Damien Council #4190
Eligibility
:  Applicants must reside in the towns of Acushnet, Fairhaven, New Bedford, Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester.  Applications are available in the guidance office. Please see Mrs. Wood.
Deadline:  April 20, 2018

The Rochester Women’s Club – Raymond C. Hartley Scholarship
Eligibility
:  Applicants must be residents of Rochester, MA.  Completed applications must be turned in to Mrs. Wood in the guidance office.  Click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 27, 2018

David Jonathan Jose Foundation – Art Scholarship $1,000
Eligibility:  This scholarship is available to any high school seniors graduating from a Massachusetts high school pursuing higher education in the visual or performing arts (or any subset of the arts). There is no minimum GPA requirement and you do not need to be a U.S. citizen to apply.  Click here for the application or visit www.djjfund.org.
:Deadline  March 31, 2018

The George Coleman Scholarship – Sponsored by the New England Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (NEACRAO)
Eligibility:  Applicants must have the potential to succeed in a post-secondary academic environment; must be enrolling in a NEACRAO member institution; and must have a current GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must have their guidance counselor’s recommendation to apply.  Please visit https://neacrao.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/scholarship-form-2018-v2-fillable.pdf for an application.  All documents will be emailed directly from the guidance office.
Deadline:  March 15, 2018

Our Lady of the Angels Scholarship
Eligibility:  Open to all students who are achieving academic success and have a demonstrated history of community service.  Click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 20, 2018

Dollars for Scholars Fairhaven
Eligibility
:   Graduating seniors who reside in Fairhaven, create a profile at Fairhaven Dollars for Scholars and complete an online application to match criteria to scholarships.
Deadline:  All deadlines vary – check details of the scholarships to which you are matched.

Christ the King Scholarship – Mashpee, MA
Eligibility
:  Applicants must be graduating seniors who are active parishioners in the parish. Please click here for application and details.
Deadline:  May 15, 2018

Westport Lions Club Scholarship
Eligibility
:  Applicants must be graduating seniors who reside in the town of Westport.Click here for an application. 
Deadline:  April 20, 2018

Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias – Student Humanitarian Award
Eligibility
:  Applicants must be graduating seniors with outstanding involvement in community service. This award is NOT academically based.  Please click here for instructions on how to apply.
Deadline:  April 15, 2018

Portuguese Sports Club, Inc.
Eligibility
:  Any graduating high school senior may apply.  Click here for the application or drop by Mrs. Wood’s office for a copy on the counter!
Deadline:  April 1, 2018

St. John the Evangelist (Pocasset) – Council of Catholic Women
Eligibility
:  Applicants must be graduating seniors who are active parishioners in the parish.  Please see Mrs. Wood in the guidance office to pick up an application.
Deadline:  March 31, 2018

Citizens for Citizens, Inc. – Edward J. Sullivan Scholarship
Eligibility
:  Applicants must be former students of one of the following programs administered by Citizens for Citizens, Inc.: Head start, After School Day Care, Family Child Care, or Extended Day Care.  Please click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 27, 2017

Westport Police Association – Sgt. Dan Sullivan Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility:  Applicants must be residents of the Town of Westport.  Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.  Please click here for the application and detailed instructions.
Deadline:  April 15, 2018

Cape Verdean Recognition Scholarship
Eligibility
:  This scholarship is open to ALL graduating seniors.  Click herefor an application.
Deadline:  April 30, 2018

Fairhaven Mothers’ Club Scholarship
Eligibility: Two scholarships are available for Fairhaven residents; a general category and the Trowbridge/Whitfield Memorial Scholarship for applicants pursing a medical career.  Links for both scholarship applications are here:  General Applicant Scholarship    Trowbridge/Whitfield Memorial Scholarship
Deadline:  April 15, 2018

Monsignor Arthur G. Considine Charitable Scholarship – St. Mary’s Parish (South Dartmouth)
Eligibility
:   Applicant must be a son or daughter of a registered parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Dartmouth.  Please click here for the application.
Deadline:  No later than 3:00pm on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

 

We are a socio-economic movement recognized by the IRS as a 501c3 tax exempt organization that was originally founded by Monica C. Harris in 2008 as a means to fulfill her call to contribute to the transformations of financial dependency to self sufficiency amongst families living in depressed communities.  The manifestation of her vision launched in 2015.


The Scholarship Roundtable offers students a hands-on approach to applying for scholarships in an organized, disciplined and encouraging environment. Each student is assigned to an education or finance professional that serves as an executive assistant to coach the student through applying to college scholarship opportunities.  

Scholarship applications and the process for completing them can be an overwhelming and intimidating process for both students and parents. Students who are at the point in their academic careers where they should be applying for college are juniors and seniors in high school. This means that they are carrying the load of many social activities such as proms, serving in clubs, sports and other extra curricular activities, maintaining grades and many other student related interests.

Financing education often falls on the parents who also have many obligations to juggle. In many cases, students progress through their first year of college and find that they can’t afford to continue. Others continue and graduate with staggering debt, which suppresses their ability to realize the fruit of their labor.

Our services ensure that students identify with the financial investment required for acquiring a college education, give strong consideration to their desired career goals and select a college that compliments it, and design a map that is targeted at getting them through college with little to no debt.


Example:

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign can have an annual in-state tuition cost of $31, 061/year including room and board; excluding books and meal plan.  

That equates to $124,244 for a 4-year undergraduate degree for a student who has a family income of $75,000 - $110,000. (1)

Assuming that the student receives a total of $22,000 ($5,500/year) in grants over the course of the college career will leave a balance of $102,244 to cover from other sources.

If the student and family are left to borrow this money and can qualify at an interest rate of 6.8% with a repayment plan of 10 years scheduled to start within 1 year of graduating (no delays) the monthly payment will be $1,176.63.

The total interest paid over those 10 years will be $38,951.14 making the cumulative payments $141,195.14 2 .

If the student and family are unable to qualify and/or afford those monthly payments, extending the loan term could help but it will cost you.

If the student can reduce the financial obligation by being awarded scholarships, also known as free money, the future of the student’s career will look much more rewarding.


Students are expected to attend multiple virtual sessions. Volunteer Scholarship Roundtable Assistants (SRAII) will design a preliminary schedule and gameplan, including 4 - 6 prep sessions, for students to prepare for launching their scholarship application journey.

This preparation includes the following:

  • Strategizing a plan of action with their high-school counselor or college financial aid representative.

  • Develop a scholarship application strategic plan.

  • Develop personal statements and general essays.

  • Develop student profile.

  • Develop community service inventory.

  • Design a funding plan.

They will also start a few scholarship applications during this time.  After completing the 4 - 6 prep sessions, students will be required to meet with their assigned Scholarship Roundtable Assistant (SRAII) on our Essay and Scholarship Roundtable dates to meet the requirements of the scholarships that the student has selected in their scholarship application map and calendar.

We are currently accepting 25 students at http://royaldaughtersofgod.org/scholarship-roundtable


Volunteer Needs:

  • Scholarship Roundtable Planning/Host Committee opportunity is a role that is shared amongst a team.  Ideally, each member is only assigned to 3-5 tasks maximum with most of the tasks being behind the scenes work where actually attendance at the roundtables is not necessary.  Each member of this committee will be acknowledged on select print material and in social media marketing.​

  • Scholarship Roundtable Assistants commit to serving 2 students.  There is a greater commitment in this role but it is so rewarding to take a load off of our students by encouraging and supporting them through accurately completing and submitting scholarship applications.  We are asking volunteers who serve in this role to be prepared to commit to some preliminary contact with the students, as well as, being in attendance on both dates.  You can expect to spend an entire day on the dates of the actual roundtables. Your prep work ultimately determines your time commitment on the date of the roundtables.  Also, these volunteers are required to adhere to background checks.

Please email the following, immediately, to be considered for volunteer service:​ ​Resume, Bio, or LinkedIn Profile

​Not able to volunteer but still want to support?​  Click here for Donation and Sponsorship information.  You may also use PayPal or gofundme to make a general donation.

Volunteer Role Descriptions

Scholarship Roundtable Assistant (SRAII)

Scholarship Research Assistants (SRAI)

Scholarship Roundtable Planning Committee Members (SRPC)

Scholarship Roundtable Volunteer Coordinator (SRVC)


"I was selected as a SEMIFINALIST for the point scholarship, which is $10,000!  I used some of the essays I did through scholarship roundtable!  Thank you so so much! ... through your program I was able to complete the application in record time! ... I was searching up possible scholarships to apply for, and this one is actually a **** scholarship which is similar to the *** scholarship in that it gives you support throughout the rest of your life.  It was on a list that I found, and I only had a few days to submit it but because I had a number of essays done due to SR, I was able to get it in in around 3 days."

- Anana Upton


Click here for the application.

Click here to email required documentation.


How to Join the Roundtable:

  1. Complete the application here.  (Must be fully complete.)

  2. Send the following to rdog@royaldaughtersofgod.org.

  • Completed application: Each section must be complete.

  • 2 letters of recommendation from a principal, counselor, teacher and pator/credentialed spiritual leader or manager/supervisor or sports coach

  • Personal statement essay (This is easier to complete using the answers from the application.

Do not hesitate to contact our office with questions and/or concerns.  We are available on Fridays from 10am - 3pm cst.


Support a student who is unable to fund a seat



"...I wanted to inform you that I won a $1,500 scholarship using the essay that I wrote during Scholarship Roundtable which moved me up to the regional level and I just found out that I won that one too!!! So with this one organization I have won $4,500!!! And it goes straight to me, not the institution!"

- Roundtable Student

Thank you to our team of servants on February 25, 2017:

  • 9 students

  • 22 applications

  • $28,500 estimated applications value

  • $7,000 in awarded scholarships

Student Resources

Sample request for student Letter or Recommendation

Essay Outline Template by The A-Team RTI

NAACP ACT-SO South Chicago

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Targeted Scholarships for high school seniors: 


Targeted Scholarships for high school juniors:


News & Updates

Newsletter - October 2017

Newsletter - November 2017

Newsletter - December 2017

Newsletter - January 2018


 

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